Joel Houston Rickman, 86, went home on October 25, 2020. Family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church (8888 Hwy 51 Southaven, MS 38671). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with interment following at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS 38671). Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joel was born on February 10, 1934 in Corinth, Mississippi. Interests were hunting, fishing on White River, Wrestling, and sports. A retired thirty-two year Truck Driver with multiple safe driving awards, including a retirement from Teamsters Local 667, Memphis, TN. Member of First Baptist Church, Desoto County Sheriff’s Department VIP’s where he achieved numerous awards. Most of all he loved his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed for the unconditional love he gave, his genuine sweetness, acceptances and forgiveness.
He is survived by his daughter, Delois E. McGowan (Michael), grandchildren, Johnny C. Reed Jr., Donna Fowler (David), Rita Reed, Valerie Earney (Bryan), Joel Michael McGowan (Shelly); great-granddaughters, Amanda Williams (Matthew), Stephanie Huckaby (Drew), Savannah McGowan and Jennah McGowan; siblings, Bettye Lindsey, Jerry Rickman (Anita), Martha Ross, Mary Rowsey (Sammy); nieces and nephews, Charlie Heitman, Mark Heitman (Darby), Tommy Ross, Debbie Ross, Tim Barnes (Sharon), Todd Barnes, Tina Thomas (Kenny), Greg Horner (Lisa) and Bryan Horner (Carmon).
Joel is preceded in death by his wife Rita; parents, Edward Allen and Etlas Rickman; sister, Gean Horner; brother, Michael Rickman; and daughter, Wanda Reed.